Luke McElroy from SALT Nashville Conference in Nashville, TN brings us this versatile use of hanging squares.
They used wooden squares wrapped with a cotton material lined with LED Strip Tape in order to create a “LED Wall” that they could project onto, map various patterns into the LED Squares, and most importantly tell a powerful story with. Their heartbeat was to show the conference how a set/stage design could tell a story and evolve as the story of the conference evolved. Using simple LED Strip Tape and a few Chinese DMX Powered controllers, they were able to use MadMapper to convert a very simple high contrast video into a DMX signal and into the lights.
They also made sure the canvas on the front was able to absorb projected images from two 12,000 lumen projectors at front of house. Then they kabuki’d (or dropped free fall style) the entire set on the second day in order to represent our fallen and brokenness. Then the square panels were aligned in a manner to which they could put them in a giant cross and light the squares up one more time.
It cost $2500 to make with all parts, wood, controllers, cloth, and cabling.